Ages 5 – 8
Thursdays, 4:15 – 6 pm
MWV Art Education Center
$20 per session (VMFA members $18)
Enrollment limit: 18
Let your imagination soar in the studio as you make original works of art inspired by objects in the museum. Sign up for one or more of these fun and creative workshops led by Lori Valente Coffey.
Register for five After-School Art Club classes, CA15 – 33, at $20 per session (VMFA members $18) and get the sixth class free! Offer available only by phone: 804.340.1405. No refunds or transfers.
[CA15] All About Me (register online)
View paintings by contemporary artists like Alex Katz and Chuck Close to inspire expressive self–portraits.
[CA16] Still Lifes with Style (register online)
Explore the use of shapes found in still life compositions. Discuss contrast, complementary colors, and 3D shapes as you create a still life of your own.
[CA17] On the Horizon (register online)
The horizon, where the sky and the land meet, is as far as the eye can see. Learn about atmospheric perspective and creating distance by blending pastel colors to create a landscape.
[CA18] Create a Costume (register online)
Explore costumes of all kinds investigating cast, character, and persona in theater and cinema. Use a variety of supplies to create a costume and build your own character.
[CA19] 3-D Carving (register online)
Learn about the ancient art of carving stone. Observe textures and 3D forms in VMFA sculptures, including Septimius Severus. Using both traditional and modern techniques, carve a small-scale sculpture.
[CA20] Art of Nature (canceled due to inclement weather)
Merge the science of weather and environment with the art of mixed-media and collage! Also explore warm and cool colors found in nature using fun art practices with papers and paints!
[CA21] Adventure to Asia (register online)
Celebrate the Chinese New Year while you search for the dragons in the East Asian collection. Return to the studio and practice the ancient art of Chinese ink painting.
[CA22] All About Color (register online)
Search the galleries for vibrant works of art. In the studio, learn color theory concepts. This class will have you painting all the colors in the rainbow!
[CA23] A Part of Ancient Art (register online)
Learn the ancient art of mosaics while piecing together your own intricate creations.
[CA24] Ink it Up! (register online)
From pen to paper to press, discover how to turn ink drawings into exquisite prints, inspired by the exhibition Clare Leighton: From Pencil to Proof to Press.
[CA25] Beaded Lines (register online)
Be amazed by the natural elements and intricacies of ancient American beadwork. While exploring lines and patterns, create your own beaded masterpiece.
[CA26] 3-D Seascapes (register online)
Delve into cool and warm colors and discuss the habits of marine life. Then create your own 3D aquatic compositions.
[CA27] Architecture Adventure (register online)
Explore the importance of architecture around the world and then explore the museum for architectural elements. Back in the studio, create your own architecturally inspired works.
[CA28] The Fabric of Patterns (register online)
Learn the meaning of geometric symbols found on clothing in the African galleries. Investigate motifs and patterns while painting and printing on fabric.
No workshop on Apr 17
[CA29] Stained Glass (register online)
After admiring the transparent stained glass windows in the galleries and learning the difference between “transparent” and “opaque,” create your own stained glass design.
[CA30] Assemblage Sculpture (register online)
Use your rich imagination to give found objects and art supplies new life. Combine pieces and parts into mixed-media assemblages.
[CA31] Pop Art Table (register online)
Find out how popular items like cereal boxes and soup cans, along with bold colors and shapes, are used in Pop Art. Create vibrant works of your own inspired by
[CA32] Express Yourself! (register online)
Learn about the abstract expressionist movement and make your mark by creating your own action paintings.
[CA33] Picture the Story (register online)
A picture is worth a thousand words when artists use images to portray events in history. Use paint and creativity to represent an historic event.